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Greyface Dartmoor

Descended from the local breeds, which grazed the low ground in and around Dartmoor, they are a slow maturing breed taking some 3 years to reach maturity.
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Jacob

Jacob
 
The Jacob Sheep breed is steeped in history with origins in the Middle East and is quite possibly the oldest sheep breed in the World, with historical references dating back to the Old Testament, Book of Genesis.
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Swiss Valais Blacknose

Swiss Valais Blacknose
Although the earliest mention of these sheep dates back to the 1400’s this large framed docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962.
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White faced wood land sheep on a lovely summers day

White Faced Woodland

The Whitefaced Woodland is one of the largest British hill breeds. 
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A black Wenslydale sheep with a mouthful of hay

Black Wensleydale

Mainly found in the North of England, the Wensleydale is the result of a cross between the now extinct Teeswater Muggs and a Dishley Leicester ram, this produced “Bluecap” the foundation ram of the Wensleydale breed (1839).
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A North Ronaldsay lamb in the straw

North Ronaldsay

The most northerly of the Orkney islands is North Ronaldsay where this small and endearing sheep is found and from where it gets its name.
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A ewe with twin lambs born in spring

Norfolk Horn

A hardy, active sheep, bred to graze the heathlands and the poorest soils.
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Morris is our Manx Loughtan ram - he sports a fine pair of very long horns

Manx Loaghton

The Manx Loaghton is a primitive breed of sheep that has roots way back, probably to the Iron Age, and although it was once found in many parts of Britain it only survived on the Isle of Man because the island was relatively isolated.
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A ewe feeding a lamb in spring time

Boreray

Originally this sheep came from the island of Boreray off the west coast of Scotland in the St Kilda group of the Hebrides.
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